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Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili


Published 1782
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An extended version of the natural history section of the author's work: Compendio della storia geografica, naturale, e civile del regno del Chile. Bologna, 1776 (published anonymously)

Text in Italian; diagnoses of taxa of animals, plants and minerals in Latin

Work published in October 1782 (after Oct. 11), according to Stafleu & Cowan; imprimatur (p. [1] at end) dated 12 Oct. 1781

Title vignette, with motto: Nihil mihi

Signatures: A-Z (A8 verso blank). Some direction lines include the designation: "Tom. I.". This is very likely an indication of the anticipation of a second volume; that volume, however, was issued as an independent companion volume, under the title: Saggio sulla storia civile del Chile. Bologna, 1787, by the same publisher as the present work, Stamperìa di S. Tommaso d' Aquino

Page 323 misnumb.: "223"

Map unnumbered

Errata (p. [1] at end)

Text divided into four books: "Libro I. Situazione, meteore, e temperamento del Chili." (p. 17-52); "Libro II. Acque, terre, pietre, sali, bitumi, e metalli del Chili." (p. 53-120); "Libro III. Erbe, arboscelli, ed alberi del Chili." (p. 121-195); "Libro IV. Vermi, insetti, rettili, pesci, uccelli, e quadrupedi del Chili (p. 197-367)

Book IV includes two catalogs: "Catalogo I. Delle nuove specie descritte in questo Saggio ordinate secondo il Sistema Linneano." (p. 341-357); "Catalogo II. Di alcuni vocabuli chilesi appartenenti alla storia naturale." (p. 357-367)

Includes bibliographical references

Brown, J.C. Cat., 1493-1800

Backer-Sommervogel

Streit, R. Bib. missionum

Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.)

Stafleu & Cowan


Publisher In Bologna MDCCLXXXII. : Nella Stamperia de S. Tommaso d' Aquino.
Pages 384
Language Italian
Call number b2227889
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbportugalbrazil; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes Foldout map in back. Copyright on title page.

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